Berlin - City of Music

Berlin - City of Music

For centuries Berlin has been the centre for music in Germany. Composers such as Mendelssohn and music critics such as E.T.A. Hoffmann lived and worked here. Berlin has always greatly influenced music culture – and continues to do so to this day. From the Berlin Philharmonic and bands such as Rammstein to DJ Paul van Dyk, Berlin musicians are creatively shaping the global music scene.

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A Berlin orchestra was mentioned as early as 1570, making the “Kurfürstliche Hofkapelle” one of the world’s earliest. However, some time passed before Berlin’s music...
At the start of the 20th century when the industrial revolution took hold in Berlin, popular culture evolved in parallel, including music. There have been a huge number...
Her grandfather was an opera singer, but Christin Claas kept her singing as something very private for a long time. Even her family were too public to be an audience....
Jan Ulrich, Max Vetter and Dirk Albert Felsenheimer are three members of what some consider being the ‘best band in the world’. They are better known under their aliases...
Once the recording is in the box, CDs, DVDs, and MP3s must be brought to the listeners. Responsible for that are the music labels and music publishing houses. All of...
An aura of mystery and melancholy surrounded her, and at the same time, the singer/songwriter and famed actress exuded optimism, lived her life in a never ending series...
She stands on the stage in jeans and T-shirt, stoically absorbed in her songs as though it was only a rehearsal. No superfluous gestures, no stage poses, Masha Qrella...
If the music is on the market, it is not only played all over the radio, but as video clips, is also put on the television. Music television is what the whole thing is...
The classic is called “M 47”. Jazz legends such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole have taken to this warm enjoyable sound. Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles also sang into...
He is one of the most famous Berlin musicians, not least for his unofficial “Berliner Luft-Luft-Luft” hymn to the capital.
Peter Fox’s first solo album in 2008 was “Stadtaffe” (“City Ape”), almost a hommage to his home town Berlin. Nobody has ever managed to capture the feeling of life in...
One thing remains: networking. Or better said: celebrating. For this, Berlin is also the right place. The Berlin Music Week is the platform for Berlin's music industry...
They wear masks, which make their faces appear mutilated. Their microphones are shaped like daggers. Drums explode, flames flare metres high. The trademark of the...
He originally wanted to be a pop singer, and there was a moment in summer 1970 when he was offered a contract for exactly that. But Rio Reiser changed his mind at the...
Three Grammys, a knighthood, countless honorary doctorates and in 2009 the 'Bundesverdienstkreuz' medal for services to Germany. The list of awards recognising the...
The person who holds this large silver plastic in their hands has made pretty good recordings, sold a lot of albums, was already often seen on the television, and now...
At nine years-old, Till Brönner got his first trumpet. Four years later, he discovered jazz. "When I first heard Charlie Parker playing bebop that was my initial spark....
They didn't even have a recording contract, when their first video became an overnight MTV hit. “Wir sind Helden” (“We are heroes”) have been famous for years but remain...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.